Progress has been lacking here, but I hope to rectify that shortly. I've been busy with work and distracted by online computer games, but two things should help that:
1 - Setting up a schedule. I seem to need an actual schedule for my hobbies; a bit weird I know but if I do not then it is all too easy to slip back into web surfing and game playing
2 - A hobby budget. It will not be huge, but having an amount set aside every month for hobby expenditures will make a difference. Typically I just wing it and hope to get stuff 'when I can.' One stipulation set on the budget by the household CFO (my lovely wife) is that the amount does not carry over into the next month - spend it or lose it. That does not seem to be the most economical way to approach it, but the amount should be enough to purchase a fair amount of miniatures, and my slow painting pace is not conducive to mass quantities.
Hopefully this all works!